Submitted by Will Showers

Oshkosh Temporary FSS (OSH), Wisconsin, July 1975.
The tent in the photo housed the 1975 temporary Oshkosh FSS during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) fly-in.

A tent was used both of those years. The interior of the tent was mostly unchanged from 1974 to 1975 except for the addition of the rope line to provide room for the pilot weather briefers to move back and forth between the pilots and the weather data display.

From 1974 to 1975 we did make changes to some of our procedures to improve efficiency. An example was aircraft overdue on VFR flight plans which was a very large problem in 1974. That year we spent many hours driving up and down the rows of aircraft looking for overdue aircraft. In 1975 we positioned two people to the side of the landing runway. They wrote down the registration numbers of the landing aircraft. When an aircraft became overdue, the list was then used to determine if the aircraft had landed. This saved many hours of searching.

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